Monthly Archives: December 2007

Palm Springs Golf Getaway 2007

Well, it was December 2007 and I was going through major golf withdrawal. I hadn’t played golf in over 2 months due to horrific weather in Vancouver. I’m not sure about this global warming stuff – in Vancouver, it’s got to be global cooling. We’ve had more snow and sleet in the past 2 months than in the past 4 ... Read More »

Faldo Plots Perfect Ryder

Hello everyone. Well, it’s that time of year when some look back and others forward. I’m the forward looking type, so I am focused on two things – the Ryder Cup and my golf vacation in the fall. I just got back from 5 days in Palm Springs and played some great courses (which I’ll share in a post this ... Read More »

From golf balls to mini masterpieces

Now, how cute are these! Who would have thought you could carve a golf ball? Ok, so I’ve sliced many a golf ball and I do remember back in the olden days, cutting the cover off and pulling on the elastics wrapped around the core and making it bounce like a mexican jumping bean, but carving one? This one’s new ... Read More »

The times, they are (maybe) achanging…

I saw this story in UK’s Sport newspaper today. It shared that the great constant in golf – the 18 hole round – may be open for some changes. I’m all for that! Although it has been cast in stone tablets for over 2 centuries that a round of golf is 18 holes (The Old Course was reduced from 22 ... Read More »

Hard lessons learned – on and off the course.

I just finished reading a very disturbing posting and felt that it was too important to just read it and weep – I needed to pass along to my friends, colleagues, fellow bloggers and readers. As many of you know, Mr. Business Golf, has provided us with good advice for a long time on how to get the most out ... Read More »

Ho Ho Ho Hum…No surprises…Tiger won…

Well, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised anymore…10 weeks off and he wipes the field, again! Ho hum… It is a beautiful thing to watch him play and I’m a big fan, but I have to say I turned the sound down on the TV watching the final round because of the blubbering of the media over him, hole after ... Read More »

Golf journalists – stick to print!

Well, I think the Golf Channel is getting a bit desperate for new “stars” on its team. Last night I was watching the Grey Goose 19th Hole and Steve Sands was hosting it. Now, I like Steve Sands and although he doesn’t have the same “charm” as Vince Chillini or spunk of Kelly Tillman, he’s not too bad. BTW…where is ... Read More »

Harrington targets big bucks in California

It’s nice to see Padraig Harrington take a break from his paternity leave to head to California with yet another accolade under his belt. Yesterday, Padraig was unanimously named by the Irish Golf Writers’ Association as the Professional of the Year, for the 2nd year in a row – not too surprising with the Open and Irish Open wins this ... Read More »

It’s golf war syndrome

After a depressing morning watching the Ernie crash and burn at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, I really needed something to laugh about. And this story did the trick. The reporter, Kathy Lette hates golf, and despises golfers even more. But her rantings are actually quite funny – she’s a good writer, even though she’s completely wrong! Ms. Lette thinks golfing ... Read More »

Hells Bells!…What happened to Els?????

I feel sick…I just finished watching my fave golfer, Ernie Els, throw away a 2 shot lead, hitting a triple bogey on the final hole of the Alfred Dunhill Championship after going in the water, not once, but twice… And it didn’t need to happen. I remember saying to my golfguy before Ernie hit his second shot on the par ... Read More »